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Public Notices

Town Board: Adoption of updated Subdivision Law: On February 19, 2015 the Ancram Town Board adopted Local Law #1 of 2015 which included Land Subdivision Regulations and Subdivision and Highway Construction Standards. This local law 1) clarifies definitions for roads and driveways; 2) clarifies how to determine frontage; 3) adds boundary line adjustments as a classification; 4) clarifies when the classification clock starts; 5) emphasizes the Planning Board's openness to communication with all applicants and the corresponding intent and nature of the sketch plan conference; 6) clarifies the coordination and conduct of site visits; 7) establishes road layout standards; and 8) provides format/heading changes to enable readers to more easily identify each section. This local law also deletes some features that are outdated or otherwise don’t coincide with current practice, including passages about notifications, filing notices, and copy requirements. In addition, all procedures and time frames were brought into conformance with New York State Town Law. A copy of this adopted subdivision law is available from the Ancram Town Clerk, and is available on the Town web site at


TAKE NOTICE, that I Monica R. Cleveland, the undersigned Collector of Taxes of the Town of Ancram, County of…  read more

Accepting Applications: The Town of Ancram is accepting applications for the position of Motor Equipment Operator. Applications are available at the office of the Highway Superintendent, 32 Maple Lane Ancramdale NY 12503, 7:00am to 3:00pm.

Town Board: On June 19, 2014, the Ancram Town Board adopted an amendment to the Town Zoning Ordinance to protect the scenic character of ridgelines and steep slopes. The amendment establishes standards…  read more

Town Board: The Ancram Town Board will be making appointments to the Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, and Board of Assessment Review at the annual Town Board organizational meeting to be…  read more

Financial Advisory Council: The Ancram Financial Advisory Council (FAC) was established by the Ancram Town Board in 2010 to provide financial analytic support for the Town Board and Town Supervisor, and to provide…  read more

Town Board: The Town Board of the Town of Ancram does hereby give notice that the Regular Town Board meetings will now be held on the Third Thursday of every month. Any changes will be published prior to the meeting.

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Charter Communications - Click here for the proposed franchise agreement renewal with Charter Communications which will be the subject of a public hearing at 6:50 pm on March 19, 2015 at the Ancram Town Hall.

Unsafe Building Law: Click here for the proposed Unsafe Building Law which will be the subject of a public hearing at 6:30 pm on March 19, 2015 at the Ancram Town Hall.

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Board Meetings: Click here for background materials for previous Town Board meetings.

Building Permits: Click here for Everything You Wanted to Know About Building Permits.

Community Directory: Click here for the Ancram Community Directory.

Comprehensive Plan: Click here for the Comprehensive Plan, Supporting Documents & Maps.

Fees: Click here for town fees.

Heritage Resources Plan: Click here for Heritage Resources Plan.

Laws: Click here for Town Laws.

Library Tax: Click here for the 414 Library Tax Disclosure Law.

Manuals, policies and procedures: Click here for town manuals, policies and procedures.

Natural Resources Plan: Click here for the Final Ancram Natural Resource Conservation Plan.

Newsletters: Click here for the Town Newsletters.

Property Taxes: Click here for the current Property Tax Assessment Roll & Tax Payment Status.

Ridgeline and Steep Slope Protection: Click here for material related to the ridgeline and steep slope protection law adopted June 19, 2014.

Scenic Views: Click here for "Protecting Ancram's Scenic Views", which outlines the common sense guidelines developed by the Zoning Revisions Committee for new construction in Ancram to protect our scenic rural character - especially our ridgelines, steep slopes, and distant views.

School Districts: Click here for the Taconic Hills and Pine Plains Central School Districts.

School Taxes: Click here for access to your school tax bill.

Subdivision Regulations - Click here for the Town of Ancram Subdivision Regulations that were adopted at the February 19, 2015 Town Board meeting:
1. Memo of transmittal to the Town Board
2. Updated Subdivision Regulations
3. Subdivision Design and Construction Standards

Unsafe Building Law: Click here for the proposed Unsafe Building Law.

Town Hall Directory: Click here Town Hall hours, phone numbers and email addresses for town departments and officials.

Zoning: Click here for the Zoning Law adopted on November 20, 2014 - Final Zoning Law

Zoning Map: Click here for the current Ancram Zoning Map.

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The name was derived from the Livingston homestead in Anchoram, Scotland. Robert Livingston, first Lord of the Manor was the son of a Scotch clergyman, born in Anchoram, Scotland in 1654. read more →

Town Hall

Construction began on new Ancram Town Hall in 2002, on land donated to the town by Doris and Hal Faber. read more →

Comprehensive Plan

A Comprehensive Plan is the road map that guides a town's decisions related to future growth and development. It is also a process that lets the current residents of Ancram define what they want the future of Ancram to look like, and how they want the Town to develop. read more →